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Name: marlo

Bio: I'm a 32-year-old lady who is pretty new to comics (thank you Joss Whedon's Avengers). I have been reading mostly Marvel (and a smattering of Image sci-fi titles like Prophet and Saga and Nowhere Men) but I am trying to expand my horizons. I like tea, bikes, books, and nerdy shit. I speak Mandarin. I'm in community college (upgrading my skills) and I'm a legal assistant. my name on Tumblr is marlo-noni, and I post there pretty frequently.



I was familiar with Valkyrie going into this, but not Misty Knight, and man, they both kick some serious ass!…

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May 25, 2013 3:51 am I am not a Supes fan per se, but I am a big Glen Weldon fan! So nice to hear him talk at length. He's so smart.
May 5, 2013 11:05 pm I think this movie was much more clever and less politically conservative than the first two, and for those things, I really appreciate it. Things I particularly loved: - Subverting the racist caricature of the Mandarin (seriously, absolutely brilliant!) - Pepper gets Extremis instead of Tony! And she wears the suit at one point! - It passes the Bechdel test - So many hilarious one-liners - Good depiction of Tony dealing with PTSD - His interactions with the kid, Harley - Tony was such a sarcastic dick to him and I loved it - Rhodey kicks some ass and has lots of funny banter with Tony - It was a Christmas movie for some reason! (And now I have a new favourite Christmas movie) - Albert from Twin Peaks was in it (Miguel Ferrer) - The part with Gary was hilarious - The post-credits sequence was great I need to see it again before I proclaim that it's the best of the three. But the more I think about it, the more I realize I really, really liked it.
May 5, 2013 10:53 pm I also loved seeing Pepper kick some ass! Before this film, I always found Tony and Pepper's relationship a little creepy. Too much of a power imbalance, and like she is mothering him all the time. But now that she's got some power too, and also seeing their interactions in this film (much more as equals, and she's much more powerful, not his assistant at all), I really like their relationship. And it's just so awesome that she has Extremis powers now (and her adorable "That was violent!". Another expectation out of the film that was subverted - we expect Tony to get Extremis, but she ends up with it instead, and she even saves Tony from the bad guy at the end. I loved it! And Tony loved it too!
May 5, 2013 10:47 pm I TOTALLY AGREE with your views on the Mandarin. I was really nervous going into the movie because the Mandarin was in it, and he's pretty terrible in the comics. This is the best possible thing they could have done with the character - they completely deconstructed him, subtly showing that he is a racist caricature, and an invention of the West, a mishmash of Western fears. Loved it.
April 18, 2013 12:58 pm I was gonna comment with "in b4 some misogynist shitstain makes a mean comment", but apparently I wasn't fast enough.
April 18, 2013 12:55 pm OMG, I'm so glad you picked this! Go Captain Marvel! This book totally deserves your pick.
April 16, 2013 7:40 pm I came here to say the same thing! Five nominations! So awesome. He totally deserves it. Multiple Warheads and Prophet both kick so much ass.
March 27, 2013 11:43 pm This was a really well-written review! (Hah, I guess I am reviewing your review.)
March 27, 2013 3:20 pm Every time I see the Thing, I think "IT'S COBBLERIN' TIME!" (pretty sure it's from The Simpsons)
March 25, 2013 11:09 am I like Katee Sackhoff for Carol Danvers.